Episode 00: Welcome to A Wee Bit Of War

'A Wee Bit Of War' is the brand new podcast from WartimeNI. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts and learn more about the Second World War in Northern Ireland.

A Wee Bit Of War

Scott Edgar

  • History
  • Social History
  • Military History

  1. Welcome to A Wee Bit Of War

Welcome to A Wee Bit Of War

Scott Edgar of WartimeNI introduces you to a brand new podcast. 'A Wee Bit Of War' will focus on the history of Northern Ireland during the Second World War. There is much more to the story of the Second World War in Northern Ireland than just military history. This podcast will feature social history, women's history, black history, queer history... If it's got a good story, 'A Wee Bit Of War' will cover it.

Transcription

Hello and welcome to 'A Wee Bit Of War', a podcast dedicated to telling the stories of Northern Ireland during the Second World War. I'm your host, Scott Edgar, and in this short episode, we'll be taking a look at what you can look forward to from the podcast.

I have been researching the history of the Second World War in Northern Ireland for over a decade. I run the online platform WartimeNI, which features hundreds of articles as well as over 2,000 people and places with stories connected to the time.

While some stories such as the Belfast Blitz and the arrival of the American GIs are often recounted, others remain unknown and untold. In ‘A Wee Bit Of War’, we’ll cover everything from the peaceful “Phoney War” days of 1939 through to V.E. Day celebrations and the surrender of the U-Boats in 1945.

We will be interviewing a range of guests on the show including authors, academics, historians, and family members with stories to tell. There is much more to the story of the Second World War in Northern Ireland than just military history. You can expect social history, women’s history, black history, queer history… If it’s got a good story, we’ll be covering it.

So, keep an ear out on the last Wednesday of every month for the latest installment of ‘A Wee Bit Of War’. From time to time, we will release bonus episodes but your regular fix will be a monthly one.

Subscribe to ‘A Wee Bit Of War’ on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. That way, you’ll never miss an episode. Tell your friends, tell your family, tell your co-workers. Break all the rules of the Official Secrets Act… and why not leave a review to help others find the podcast?

Thanks for joining us, and we look forward to your company once again for another ‘Wee Bit Of War’.